Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website: visitgreenland.com 

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The last couple of days has been bathed in mesmerising sunshine! It starts to feel like spring (even if it is a bit grey out today 😬) When the weather gets warmer on these spring days the people of Nuuk rush to spend time outside - like here at the waterfront in the old part of down town. So why not ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    When you let yourself get enrolled in silence - just then - you will hear the nature sing. Greenland provides that - even just outside the city. Like here just up a hill from the new suburb of Qinngorput, where you can get a quiet view over the city - and on clear nights, the northern light will ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We don’t live in igloos but building them is still a fun activity that is carried out every winter. See them at bay by the hospital Sana - know it by the really big yellow building by the water in the city centre. Photo by @felicialensborn • #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #greenland #snow #winter ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The view from down town Nuuk - with the main shopping street, the shopping centre, restaurants, @natmus_gl, @nuukartmuseum, and the historical Colonial Harbour within a five minute walking walking distance. And still nature is never far away! Read more about how and when to visit Nuuk at ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The backdrop of Nuuk is so diverse! In summer it’s a hiking paradise and in winter it becomes a playground for skiers and snow mobilers! And honestly, who does not want to get their shot of adrenaline roaming up and down mountains sides with the reward of breathtaking views at the top? Read more ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The view of The colonial harbour from a few days ago - the historical part of town - a must see! And when you are freezing your face of in -minus 20 degrees go for a tour at the @natmus_gl - National Museum of Greenland, a peak through history at the #nuuklocalmuseum or get warmed up with a hot cup ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Can you deal with one more snow coated Sermitsiaq? We can stare at this for daaaays! Hint hint, you can enjoy the view of our beloved icon while staying warm and cozy at @inukhostels Wonderful photo by @nunafoto . #colourfulnuuk #mountainview #instahome #igtravel #instatravel #nuuk #ilovenuuk ...
  • As you can see, the weather in Greenland is freezing these days where temperatures comes below 20 degrees Celsius and more in some places. Here you can see the sculpture of the Mother of the Sea in Nuuk by artist Christian Nuunu Rosing. Mother of the Sea, or Sassumap Arnaa in Greenlandic, is a ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    “Sometimes even though I live in this place almost all my life, once in a while I get the feeling where on earth is this? Nature is just outside your doorstep.” thank you for sharing the wonderful thoughts and photo @lukassen_photography #colourfulnuuk #arctic #colourfullnuuk #colorfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    If you ever want to get the Real winter wonderland experience with tons of snow, bright skies and winter activities, Nuuk is the place to be from January to April. Photo by @nuukadventure that offers snowshoeing and lots of other winter shananigans. #winter#snow #snowshoeing #nuuk #greenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Northern lights or aurora borealis as they are called in Latin are a marvellous sight. The best season to see them in are from December to March - and at that time you can also enjoy action packed days in the snowy winterwonderland with skiing, snowshoeing or snow mobiling. Or maybejust stay indoors ...
  • The “new town” - Qinngorput - view from Nuuk. This is a beautiful part of Greenland. Greenland is not only made of old Norwegian style red wooden fishing cabins. It’s also made of modernity with all that is coming with it :) I think there might also have 15 grocery store in Nuuk. I’ve never seen a ...
  • Thank you for the shout-out @ilovegreenland - The Arctic Metropolis - Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and the biggest town with its appr. 17.000 inhabitants. Here you see the shopping pedestrian street in winter time with sunsetting light. For more shopping, there is Greenland's only shopping mall ...

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